Picks and Pans Review: Spellbinder

updated 03/11/1996 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/11/1996 AT 01:00 AM EST

The Disney Channel (Mondays, 7:30 p.m. ET)


On a trip into the Outback, a 14-year-old boy walks into a magnetic field. (About the size of a recreational van and shimmering like water, it looks like a freestanding wading pool.) He reemerges into an alternative universe, your basic two-class society of peasants and tyrants. The latter usually arrive unannounced in corroded metal airships. This half-hour sci-fi series from Australia isn't wildly imaginative, but the story is sturdy, and the airships impressive.

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